Dirk Hanekom

Partner - Cape Town, South Africa

Email: d.hanekom@spoor.com
Tel:     + 27 21 673 4405
Fax:    + 27 21 683 5952

MSc (Chemistry), LLB (cum laude), Patent Attorney, Attorney of the High Court of South Africa.

10 years

Fields of practice
Domestic and international patent matters, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. Dirk specialises in filing applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and FMCG fields. He also specialises in the regulatory aspects relating to these industries.

Industry associations
Associate member of the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA).
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law (SAIIPL).
Member of the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA).
Member of the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI).
Member of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)

Professional activities
Contributor to the Thomson Reuters IP Global Guide - South Africa.
Author of the South Africa chapter in The Life Sciences Law Review (Law Business Research Ltd, London), 2021

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